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British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

British Government/FCO
Masters Degree

Deadline: 8 Nov 2016 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts Sept/Oct 2017

Brief description:

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Host Institution(s):

Any university in the UK

Level/Field(s) of study:

Masters Degree Programme in any subject at any UK university

Number of Awards:

Around 1500 scholarships globally will be offered.

Target group:

The scholarships are targeted to citizens of Chevening-eligible countries.  See the official website for complete list of countries eligible for Chevening scholarships.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, a homeward departure allowance, the cost of one visa application, and a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

•  Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.

•  Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended

•  Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK

•  Have at least two years’ work experience

•  Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 13 July 2017

•  Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017

Application instructions:

2017/2018 Applications are closed. 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarship applications will open in August 2017.

Applications for Chevening Awards can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on your country’s page. Applications close on  8 November 2016 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time).

It is important to visit your individual country page at the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.chevening.org/

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

Rotary Foundation
Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: Rolling**
Study in:  any Country*
Course starts AY 2017

Brief description:

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants. The scholarships funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.

Host Institution(s):

*Any approved University located in a country where there is a host Rotary club or district, outside of the applicant’s home country

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Graduate-level coursework or research in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:  Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, and Economic and community development.

Target group:

Non-Rotarians sponsored by Rotary District or Clubs

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000 which can fund the following: Passport/visa, Inoculations, Travel expenses (as specified in the grant terms and conditions), School supplies, Tuition, Room and board,  Household supplies, Language training courses (but not if university admission is contingent on improvement of language skills).

Most personal and miscellaneous expenses are not covered by the scholarship funding.

Eligibility Requirements:

For the eligibility requirements, please refer to the scholarship page of the Rotary Club/District’s  where you intend to apply.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants can contact their local Rotary clubs  via the  Rotary Club Locator to inquire on how to be sponsored for the grant.

Global grant applications are submitted online. The sponsor clubs or districts create the initial application, and the scholar candidate then completes the scholar profile online.

Global grant scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year but applications should be submitted at least three months before the scholar’s intended departure date to allow adequate time for Foundation review and processing. **Each Rotary Club/District may have its own specific timeline.

It is important to read the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Supplement and visit the official website for details on how to apply for the scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Aga Khan Foundation
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 March (annual)
Study in:  any Country
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.  Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.

The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes. Applications for short-term courses are not considered.

Host Institution(s): 

Any university except universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland.

Field of study:

Any; not specified.

Target group:

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.

In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships.  Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation only accepts applications of eligible nationals listed above who are residing in one of the countries where there are local Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), or Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) offices which process applications and interview candidates.

Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) consistently excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study and 4) relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas. Candidates are also evaluated on demonstrating thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans, their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence

Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 March 2017, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier. Applicants are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadline dates and requirements as these may vary from country to country.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

OFID Scholarship Award for International Students

OFID
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Study in:  any Country
Course starts Aug/Sept 2017

Brief Description:

OFID’s Scholarship Program sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.

Host Institution(s):

Any accredited University/College around the world

Level/Field of Study:

Master’s Degree studies related to development: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specfied

Target Group:

Nationals of developing countries (except OFID member countries).

Scholarship Value/Inclusions/Duration:

The Award will cover the full cost of tuition fees, including any supplementary fees, required by your academic institution. The grant will also cover one round-trip flight between your home country and the university, health insurance, a relocation grant to help you cover additional costs of moving, and a monthly allowance for one year.

Eligibility:

•  Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.

• Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.

•  Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.

• Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2017, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.

•  Must be a national of a developing country, please refer to the list of eligible countries at the official website. Please note that nationals of OFID Member Countries (Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia,  Iran, Iraq, Kuwait,  Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela) are ineligible to apply.

• Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

Application Instructions:

Make sure that you fulfill the OFID Scholarship Award Eligibility Criteria before you apply. To apply, you must fill out an application form and upload supporting documents online. The application deadline is 1 May 2017.

It is important to  visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application portal and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ofid.org/FOCUS-AREAS/Beyond-the-scope/Scholarship-Award

ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific

ADB/Japan Government
Masters Degree

Deadline: varies
Study in:  Asia, Australia, NZ
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.  Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Host Institution(s):

ADB-JSP provides scholarships only to participating academic institutions under the Program.

Field(s) of study:

Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in economics, management, health, education, agriculture,  environment, natural resource management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.

Only programs offered at the participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions are eligible for ADB-JSP funding.

Number of Scholarships:

About 300 scholarships are awarded annually.

Target group:

The scholarships are open to citizens of ADB’s  borrowing member countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The ADB-JSP provides full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, an allowance for books and instructional materials, medical insurance, and travel expenses.

The scholarship is for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.   The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs.

Eligibility:

1. A national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship).

2. Gained admission to an approved MA/PhD course at an academic institution .

3. A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.

4. At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application. Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.

5. Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.

6. In good health.

7. Should agree to return to his/her home country after completion of studies under the Program.

8. Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.

9. Staff of academic institutions are not eligible for the Scholarship.

10. Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for scholarships.

11. ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.

12. ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

Application instructions:

Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen Academic Institution and should indicate to that Institution that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed Institution application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to the academic institution. No separate application to ADB is necessary.

You must send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.   Please refer to the normal month of intake and deadline of application in the participating academic institutions.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/main

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Japan Gov’t/World Bank
Masters Degree

Deadline: 23 Feb 2017 (annual)
Study in:  selected Countries
Course starts AY 2017-2018

Brief description:

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

Host Institutions/Programs of study:

JJWBGSP offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs (.xlsx 49 KB) spanning a wide array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs (.xlsx 15 KB)  at universities in U.S., Africa and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

Target group:

Developing country nationals

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

A JJWBGSP scholarship provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Please note all JJ/WBGSP partner and preferred masters programs are 2 years or less and the scholarship covers the duration of the program.

Eligibility:

The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

• Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;

• Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;

• Be in good health;

• Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;

• Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;

• Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJWBGSP Preferred or Partner masters degree Programs;

• Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew;

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

For scholarships to one of the preferred master’s programs, you must, in parallel, apply for admissions to one or more of the Preferred Program(s) and apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship. The call for applications is open from 25 January to 23 February 2017.

For scholarships to one of the partner master’s programs, you must apply for admission to one or more of the Partner Masters Degree Program(s). After reviewing submitted applications, each Partner Master Degree Program will identify a short list of eligible candidates who will then be invited by the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat to apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship.

It is important to read the 2017 JJ/WBGSP Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships

Emile Boutmy Scholarships for Non-EU Students at Sciences Po

Sciences Po
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 13 Jan/2 May 2017 (annual)
Study in:  France
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first time applicants and who have been admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s programme offered at the University.

Host Institution(s):

Sciences Po University, Paris, France

Level/Fields of study:

Bachelors or Masters Programme offered at the University

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Non-EU international students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Undergraduate Level
The Emile Boutmy Undergraduate Programme can take different forms ranging from €3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study. On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of €19,000 may be granted to cover the three years of College.

Masters Level
The Emile Boutmy Master’s Programme can take different forms ranging from €5,000 to €16,000 for 2 years of the Master’s Programme. On an exceptional basis, a scholarship of €19,000 may be granted to cover 2 years of the Master’s Programme.

Eligibility:

Eligible students are those, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master’s programme.

This scholarship is awarded based on factors of excellence and according to the type of profile sought for this programme. Social criteria are also taken into account.

Application instructions:

In order to apply to this scholarship you must indicate it on your application form and include proof of income and documents explaining your family situation. For the academic year 2017-2018, the deadline for undergraduate programmes is 2 May 2017 while the deadline for Master’s programmes is 13 January 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://formation.sciences-po.fr/en/contenu/the-emile-boutmy-scholarship

Lund University Global Scholarship Programme

Lund University
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan/Feb 2017 (annual)
Study in: Sweden
Course starts August 2017

Brief description:

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a selective, merit-based scholarship programme that recognizes top academic students from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who wish to apply for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Programme offered at Lund University.

Host Institution(s):

Lund University in Sweden

Field(s) of study:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Programmes offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland)

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.  Please note that scholarships are toward tuition fees only and that living costs are not covered.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:

• You must be a citizen of a country from outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and are required to pay a tuition fee

•  You have applied for Bachelor’s or Master’s level studies in the regular application rounds for a minimum of one semester of study (30 ECTS)

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY  if you do not meet the admission requirements to Lund University or if you cannot secure the funding needed to cover living costs, as required by the Swedish Migration Board.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

To apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship, you must first apply for the programme(s) or free-standing course(s) you wish to study at Lund University using the online, national application website, www.universityadmissions.se during the application period  (17 October 2016 – 15 January 2017 for studies starting in the autumn semester. Note that a few programmes do not open for applications until 1 December).

Once you have made a complete application to a degree programme or free-standing courses of at least 30 ECTS credits and paid the application fee, you will be able to apply for the scholarship.  For autumn 2017 studies, the scholarship application period will be in February 2017, after the deadline to apply for studies.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/admissions/bachelors-masters-studies/scholarships-awards/lund-university-global-scholarship

University of Bologna Study Grants for International Students

University of Bologna
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017 (annual)
Study in: Italy
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

The University of Bologna awards 48 study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First, Single, and Second Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna for A.Y. 2017/2018.

Host Institution(s):

University of Bologna, Italy

Field(s) of study:

First, Single, and Second Cycle Degree Programmes offered at the University.

Number of Scholarships:

48 scholarships: 8 for First Cycle and Single Cycle degree programmes and 40 for  Second Cycle degree programmes

Target group:

International students whose qualifications were obtained in an institution outside of the Italian education system

Scholarship value/duration:

Each study grant amounts to a total of €11,059.  The potential renewal of the grant may only be possible through a specific call for applications.

Eligibility:

Application is open exclusively to candidates who are in possession of all the following requirements:

1) the qualifications for admission to the chosen First, Single or Second Cycle degree programme were obtained in an institution outside of the Italian education system, after at least two years of attendance. If the qualification for admission is a one year title, the prior qualification will be considered too. Qualifications issued by institutions of the Republic of San Marino do not satisfy this condition. Applicants’ citizenship is not considered;

2) they fulfil the access requirements foreseen for the chosen degree programme or will fulfill such requirements at the time of registration;

3) they are not students at the University of Bologna of First, Single or Second Cycle degree programmes.

4) they have not already benefited from the study grant Unibo Action 2.

5) they are not 30 years or older on the deadline of this call.

You will also need to sit one of the following tests by the application deadline: 

– SAT (if you are interested in registering in a First or Single Cycle Degree Programme)
– GRE (if you are interested in registering in a Second Cycle Degree Programme)

Application instructions:

Applications must be submitted from from 24 January 2017 at 12.00 pm to 31 March 2017 at 12.00 pm (CET), exclusively by Studenti Online, as explained in the call for applications.

It is important to read the 2017/18 Call for Applications and visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/study-grants-and-subsidies/grants-for-international-students-unibo-action2

Bocconi Scholarships in Italy for International Students

Bocconi University
Bachelor’s/Masters Degree

Deadline: Jan-April 2017
Study in: Milan, Italy
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

Bocconi University offers need-based scholarships to international students applying to a Bachelor Program, Law Program, or Master of Science Program at the University for AY 2017-2018.

Host Institution(s):

Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

Level/Field(s) of study:

Bachelor Program, Integrated Master of Arts in Law program or Master of Science Program offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Full tuition waiver worth approximately € 11,500 per year for maximum of 3 academic years (for Bachelors Programs) or 5 academic years (for the Law Program) OR  € 12,700 per year for a maximum of 2 years (for Master of Science Program).

Eligibility:

Only applicants for the first year of a Bocconi Bachelor or Integrated Master of Arts in Law program or Master of Science Program who meet all the following conditions will be taken into consideration for the awarding of the scholarship:

• non-Italian citizenship;

• non-Italian residence;

• a non-Italian High School Diploma (for Bachelor or Law Program) or Undergraduate degree (for Masters of Science Program) earned abroad or in Italy

Application instructions:

The application must be submitted online by the same date as the online admission’s application. The specific deadlines can be found in the 2017-2018 scholarship guidelines but falls around December 2016 to April 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (links found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website (Undergraduate): http://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/Bocconi/SitoPubblico_EN/Navigation+Tree/Home/Campus+and+Services/Services/Student+Assistance/Bocconi+Scholarship_Bracco+2010+03+26+03+29

Official Scholarship Website (Graduate): http://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/bocconi/sitopubblico_en/navigation+tree/home/campus+and+services/services/student+assistance/bocconi+scholarship+for+international+students+graduate